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Got cancelled on for a Skype date on Wednesday, rescheduled for today, got cancelled on again. No "I'm véry busy for the next forever weeks", but if she's not responsive to a new day now, I'll have to assume she changed her mind. Suuuuuuuuuuuucks.

 
 
 

I booped Magnamalo on the snoot.


 
 
 

This Kingfisher friend was tough! Not the best I've ever done, but one of the most mágical given that this is, indeed, still one piece of paper. Designed by Sébastien Limet.


 
 
 

Gecko friend! Shout-outs to Gex; I knów you remember him. Model designed by Wonseon Seo.


 
 
 

Fox friend! Not to be confused with a Fox&Friend. It's a smol cartoony cub; getting definite Vulpix vibes from it too. Designed by Sébastien Limet


 
 
 

TFW a bunch of Dtoiders change their usernames all at once.


 
 
 

It seems Monster Hunter Rise has so many menus that not even the devs can spell-check them all! Those are some pretty sweet compaible coatings though!


 
 
 

I have half a mind that these intros are voiced by Crispin Freeman doing his best Alucard. It's either that or Xander Mobus doing Arsene.



 
 
 

"Alright, now that I'm done with work, let's boot up Rise for the first time!" *spends over an hour in the character creator* Oh well, at least I think she's pretty badass now. Now here's hoping there's a "Hide helmet" option!


 
 
 

I have a lot of extremely important work to finish today, but I just found in the mail an express ticket to a land of monsters, and the hunting thereof. Adulting is pain.

 
 
 

What's in the box you'll never guess; you nerds have puny brains, but this dumb duo has even less!


 
 
 

I just voted for our national elections in a party tent! Because there ain't no party like a democratic legitimacy par-TAY!


 
 
 

For all the things Destructoid has done right and wrong over the years, the one thing that's irreplaceable is the community it fostered. I don't know what Papa Niero did different than everybody else, but the results speak for themselves. Happy birthday!

 
 
 

Newest friend, a Grasshopper buddy. It was 30x30 when I started, but the paper was pretty thicc so the head didn't go all the way.


 
 
 

Here's to one of the most talented members the Destructoid community has ever had! Alphadeus only writes bangers, and when you ask him "Can you make it like #darksiders2 ?" he does it like a champ. Still play Songs for Gamers all the time; Happy birthday!



 
 
 

I've been doing origami for a little over a year now. This has grown into my no. 2 past-time that sometimes has me spending hours on increasingly complex models. Would people enjoy more origami updates? Pictured is my latest friend; a raccoon buddy.


 
 
 

Far more than a damsel, even if she's sometimes in distress. A (still) often underrated woman for #womantoid.


 
 
 

If there's one thing I'm learning from Gnosia, it's that I'm TERRIBLE at Werewolf. I was getting a bit frustrated that characters don't seem to argue rationally, but I'm more and more starting to see that they actually behave predictably irrationally.

 
 
 

Screw it, I'm jumping on Gnosia. From the impressions so far I think I'll enjoy it, and if it even half succeeds at what it's trying to do, then it's already the kind of unique experimental game that I want to support.

 
 
 

Pyra/Mythra is very fun to play. Mythra's side-B is great on the approach, and Pyra's Up-B is an extremely rude kill move. Still working on dynamic switching though. I want to start switching in combos rather than "if <80% = Mythra, else = Pyra".

 
 
 

I'm starting to see why Sakurai prefers Pyra. Big difference indeed!


 
 
 

I was told that I could get Monster Hunter Rise in March. It has been March for over 2 whole days, and I still don't have Monster Hunter Rise. I feel lied to.


 
 
 
 

For some reason I haven't been able to find a game to really grab me for a long time, not since Hades. Don't know if that means I've just been playing 7/10 games, or if I'm so worn out by everything going on that my heart isn't in it.

 
 
 

Final Fantasy Tactics x Octopath seems intriguing! I really enjoyed Octopath, and a more involved plot would solve my single issue with it.

 
 


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .



I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.



Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Because VIDEOGAMES!
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:


StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:


and a Spell Card for The Wombat:


Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:


RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:


And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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